Cause it was thriller, thriller night
Location: Gold Hill, Oregon
What’s up, y’all!
Halloween has come and gone, and this year, the Snale decided to get in on it by putting on a fancy new tint job! We are so stoked about being able to keep the sun out of our soon-to-be mobile home. Solar Shield in Medford, Oregon, did an exceptional job, and we highly recommend them.
We had to laugh at ourselves, though. We were excited to make the tint appointment for 8am, because not having to be anywhere until 8 meant that we got to sleep in! 🤣 Of course, we didn’t. Still up before 6am. It seems like since we hit our 40’s, we’ve moved from night owls to morning birds.
Is that just us, or has it happened to you, too?
Getting back to Halloween, we couldn’t be outdone by the truck. We had to get dressed up, too. Flashback to the 70’s and 80’s! I think we looked pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself.
Video of the Week
Ep. 22 Snale Racing Installs In-Cab Winch Controls and Becomes Solar Powered
I promised you this video a couple of weeks ago, and here it is. gnob is never satisfied with anything stock. It wasn’t enough for him to put two winches on the truck, he needed the ability to operate both of them from within the cab. So he made it happen. Gotta admit, I find it pretty satisfying myself.
The part of this video that doesn’t get mentioned much is the solar installation. You can see the controller in the thumbnail of the video above. The Rockpals solar panels fold right up and stow away, and when we combine them with the power station, we have more power than we know what to do with!
What We’ve Been Into
This past weekend, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship races were held in St. George, Utah. I have a cousin who is one of those crazy Ironmen, so we’ve watched a bit of it in the past. He wasn’t in the championship race this year, he missed the qualification time by only 22 seconds. ☹️💔 No worries, though. He’ll be back for it next year. Like us, he loves to do hard stuff.
All week long, we’ve been watching videos about ultrarunning and Ironman competitions, and that’s where the Quote of the Week (below) comes from.
We spend a lot of time reading & listening to books together, and that quote immediately reminded us of a book from last year, The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self by Michael Easter.
If you haven’t checked it out, do so. What a great story.
Michael Easter decided to do something hard; to put himself outside of his comfort zone.
Like, way outside.
He went on a monthlong caribou hunt in the most remote part of Alaska. He and his small crew would not have any contact with the rest of the world the entire time.
While recounting this fascinating tale of stalking his prey over miles and miles of frozen tundra, Michael also shares his investigation into what he calls our “comfort crisis”.
Think about it: Unless your job involves outdoor work, you probably spend the day transitioning from your climate-controlled house to your climate-controlled transportation to your climate-controlled office, and then back again.
Not only that, you usually have food within reach, and a cozy chair to sit in. When was the last time you were actually hungry, or tired, or freezing - you know, uncomfortable?
Maybe that’s why we sometimes feel dissatisfaction in our daily lives, because while comfortable can be safe, it’s also very boring.
Challenges can keep us moving, keep us on our toes.
Next time you feel discomfort, try embracing it instead of running from it. You may learn that you are capable of doing harder things than you thought you could.
We’re going to say, “I told you so,” though, because we already knew that you were capable of hard things. 😊 Believe in yourself the same way we believe in you!
Quote of the Week
That wraps up another week with Snale Racing! We’ll leave you with the quote that was most powerful for us this week. Go do something uncomfortable, it’s good for you. Peace!✌
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